The co-specialization in Entrepreneurship is designed for Busch School students who want to learn entrepreneurship while studying accounting, business and public affairs, international business, finance, management, or marketing. The co-specialization helps students apply entrepreneurship theory, discipline, and principles to real-world challenges and opportunities. Entrepreneurship is often equated to starting new businesses, but you needn't want to own a business to benefit from the program. In any field of study, entrepreneurial skills help individuals move from ideas to impact: seizing possibilities, solving problems, transforming communities large or small — and making a transformative difference in your field.

At the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship we see entrepreneurship as a reflection of the nature of the human person who is made in the image of God: the human person is co-creator, both inside and outside of the business realm. We hold an integral vision of entrepreneurship, one that centers on the human person as the source of social change in the world.

"Principled Entrepreneurship" serves the integral development of the human person and is a key building block of a free and virtuous society. Whether your dream is serving others through business innovation, reducing illiteracy, spurring economic development in poor communities, or putting your gifts and career at the service of your family and community, a foundation in entrepreneurship complements your passion and learning with valuable tools that will help you “think like an owner” and be the change you wish to see in the world.

The required courses for the co-specialization in entrepreneurship include two courses focusing on the essence of entrepreneurship, that is, on theory, empirical evidence, and history (ENT 372 and 476); and two other courses that dive deep into case studies and practice (ENT 472 and 455). There is no elective for the co-specialization in Entrepreneurship, but students are encouraged to take ENT 360 or ENT 494 using one of their Free Electives.

For more information, please contact Dr. Frederic Sautet, the director of the Entrepreneurship program. Click here to download a flyer with more information about the program.

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University Requirements

Students must also complete the core university requirements, specific to their major, in order to complete their degree. Business students are required to complete courses which include: philosophy, theology, humanities, literature, writing and composition, and free electives.

See complete degree requirements, including business and liberal arts requirements.